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Coping With Bereavement With Children.

For many children their first real experience with loss happens when a pet dies. When a well loved pet dies, children need consolation, love, support and affection more than complicated…

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Coping With Bereavement With Children.

For many children their first real experience with loss happens when a pet dies. When a well loved pet dies, children need consolation, love, support and affection more than complicated medical explanations. They need to have their feelings understood and validated. Their reactions will depend on their […]

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Have You Pressed Your Family ‘Reset Button’ Due to Living Through The Pandemic?

So, families have experienced something unique. Being locked down together all day, all week & all month has created new models of family dynamics and new patterns of interaction that will become the new normal. Some families will have found the experience to be exhausting & challenging […]

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How to Talk to Children about Shootings: An Age-by-Age Guide.

  We’re all looking for ways to explain something that’s impossible to explain—because we don’t understand it and talking about terrorism/ shootings is different from other frightening or unsettling news, because it’s very different from a natural disaster. Even as adults we are unprepared for random and […]

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Handling ‘The News’ With Children.

  I’ve recently had two children referred to me who have a fear of being shot by a terrorist after watching the news about the terrible attack on Ukraine The problem with 24/7 News coverage is that it blows out of proportion the amount of bad things […]

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Books to Help Children Grieve the Death of a Pet.

  We love our pets – we have 3 dogs & 2 cats & have loved & lost other beloved dogs & cats as our kids grew up. No matter what your age, losing a pet is hard. For many kids, though, the death of a pet […]

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Why R.A.I.N Can Help.

A couple of years ago, I discovered a 4-step mindfulness process that offers support for difficult days. It’s called RAIN (which is an acronym for the 4 steps of the process). Here are the 4 steps in brief R ☔️ Recognise – what is happening. A ☔️ Allow – […]

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Sarah Everard: How parents can talk to their daughters about the horror of the murder case

  I’m featured today in the i newspaper and will be speaking about how to talk to daughters about the murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa on Women’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 also. As Sarah Everard’s rape and murder by a police officer has left the […]

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What Happened To Sarah Everard Could Have So Easily Have Happened To My Daughter

  My daughter lives in Clapham Common. She walks, runs, socialises & loves the buzz of living in the area where I was born & went to school. She’s 26 and has been distressed, anxious & angry about what’s happened & when I went to have lunch […]

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How Do You Talk to Children about Cancer?

  How do you talk to children about Cancer? Receiving a cancer diagnosis is challenging at any age, but for children in particular, it can be hard to understand what’s happening. HuffPost Parents asked Mary Costello, a former teacher to recommend books that will help children understand […]

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Become Unsinkable – Learn Ways to Handle Major Change.

It’s Time to Let Go of What Was… I work with many parents going through the difficulties of major life changes and many of the people I coach are stuck. We are living through different and difficult times. Are you flourishing or floundering? In this blog I […]

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Why I DON’T think singing ‘Happy Birthday’ is a good idea for kids protecting themselves from the Coronavirus

 I was thinking that’s it’s not a great idea to link the ‘Happy Birthday Song’ to the Coronavirus ! ? It may become anchored in your child’s mind as a negative, scary time and you don’t want that association unconsciously associated around their birthday ! Also do […]

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